Reading on rainy Sundays are my thing.
I can see why the reviews on this are so mixed. All I can say is you will have STRONG feelings should you choose to read it.
“What I remember most about the whole ordeal...is how nothing about who I was in any other context mattered to the assumptions of my incompetence...All of my status characteristics screamed ‘competent‘, but nothing could shut down what my blackness screams when I walk into the room.”
“I feel like a thing. A thing to be explained and understood, tolerated and accepted. A thing that spends too much time educating people so it doesn‘t have to educate itself on what it has become. I feel like a thing that just can‘t be.”
It was only after picking this book that I learned Bad Monkey should not be my introduction to Hiaassen. Is the plot why? Learning who the killers are and why they did it but then spending 75% of the book following Health Inspector Yancy as he tries to build a case? That's right, health inspector. How does a Health Inspector get away with investigating a murder? I guess I'll never know because this book went back to the library.
Save space in your ☀️summer beach bags 🌊 for the latest Beatriz Williams! It's a classic tale of unrequited love💔, the struggle between rich vs. poor💸, and murder 💀 during the summer of 1951. Interesting read. I'm curious to see how it all ends.
#BeatrizBinge #litsyatoz @WilliamMorrowBooks
I wanted a quick read hoping that this would get me through this reading slump. Nope. Now I know why it takes 12 people to help Inspector Witherspoon solve a crime. Clues were FALLING into their laps and everyone‘s reaction, “Oh, I wonder what to do with this bit of information. It can‘t be important. I‘ll just forget about it.” What!? Not difficult to figure out who the killer is either.
I ADORED "Children of Blood and Bone"! The internal conflicts that the characters struggled through as they tried to find their place in the world of magi. At over 500 pages, I will say that I struggled to say motivated to complete this book. Obstacle after obstacle was thrown at Zelie and her friends. It makes me wonder if anything else could happen in future books of this trilogy ?
My NYPL "Children of Blood and Bone" hold finally came in? Arrived at my mom's to find 2 ARCs waiting for me (totally forgot about them). I think my reading slump is over whether or not I am ready for it to be ?
??Same. Not sure if I'm in a reading slump or if I still need to decompress after finishing "An American Marriage". ??♀️
"I don't know you...
but if the blood
inside you is on the inside
of someone else,
you never want to
see it on the outside of
You will blow through this book in one sitting. Or you can be like me and TRY not to read it in one sitting because you are feeling ALL THE FEELINGS on your subway commute.
New York City has turned into Seattle with all this rain ☔️ With everything done, that I want to get done, I'm now settling in with The Belles.
“We have debts that must be paid. If we have not paid out these debts, then we must take them into another life…in order that they may be worked through.” I just saved you an hour of reading “Many Lives, Many Masters”. This maaaayyy have been groundbreaking in the 1980s but man was this boring and redundant. If it weren‘t for Catherine‘s many past life visits this book would probably be 10 pages long.
I was looking forward to some light reading but this just came in from the library. Going to get some tissues 😔
Tolstoy, I cannot get over how invested I was. I may not have agreed with every moment of the book but I loved every minute of it.
Thank you @Theresa for organizing the #annakareninareadalong!